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Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Physician Update e-Edition
October 2013
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Patient Care

Intentional changes reduce patients' radiation exposure rates 61 percent

Technical changes and provider awareness initiatives resulted in a 74 percent reduction of cumulative air kerma (Kar) in patients undergoing simple interventions and a 71 percent decrease in Kar in patients undergoing noninterventional procedures in the 45-month study period.

Mayo pioneers innovative treatment for patients with end-stage cardiac disease

The cardiac transplant and cardiac assist device program uses immunosuppressive strategies to improve survival rates and comorbidities for patients who undergo transplant and has demonstrated the good outcomes for the use of LVADs in restrictive heart disease.

Research

Perceval S aortic heart valve study enrolls participants
The Perceval valve-insertion strategy allows removal of native aortic disease followed by insertion of a new valve prosthesis, freeing patients of valve calcium burden prior to insertion of a new pericardial aortic valve device without the need for sutures.

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Education

Coronary Artery Disease: Prevention, Detection and Treatment
Nov. 2-4, 2013, in Las Vegas, NV
Topics include risk factors, imaging technologies and management strategies for patients with acute coronary artery disease; the role of revascularization, interventional cardiology, coronary surgery and management of advanced nonrevascularizable coronary artery disease; and breakthroughs such as cell therapy.

Mayo Clinic Satellite Educational Symposia at AHA 2013
Nov. 16-18, 2013, in Dallas, TX
Separate sessions include Cardiac Rheumatology: Mechanisms and Management, Sports Cardiology: Pushing the Cardiac Limits and An Integrated Approach to Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension. Courses are free. Register on-site only.

See all Cardiovascular Diseases Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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Consults & Referrals

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